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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Louis Carl Waltens

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Photograph of Louis Carl Waltens; (died 11/20/1948). Owner of Decatur's first travel agency and a supporter of aviation in 1911. He and August Hendrian were the first to won and pilot an airplane in Illinois. He ws in the nursery and grocery…

Moody Brothers

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Photograph of the tree Moody brothers standing by their airplance, Big-B.

Spectators in a Field

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Negative of a group of spectators by their cars in a field. Possibly taken at Kiick Field.

Two Men With an Old Airplane

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Negative of a photograph of two men with an old airplane in a field near some houses in 1918.

Hendrian Monoplane

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Negative of a photograph of two men with the Hendrian monoplane on August 6, 1911.

Decatur Pilot Air School

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Negative of unknown students and a teacher at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Civil Aeronautics Decatur Pilot Air School in the 1940s.

Moody Brothers with Plane

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Photograph of the Moody Brothers and an unknown man with standing by the tail of an airplane with an automobile in the background.

The Moody Brothers With Their Plane on Runway

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Negative of the Moody Brothers standing by their plane with other unknown men on a runway in Decatur, IL.